Product Type: EAR in Health Misc
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A Good Night's Sleep
EAR Classic Soft Earplugs
Member Name: Oddbodd
EAR Classic Soft Earplugs
Advantages: They actually do what they are supposed to, and are comfortable.
Disadvantages: You have to turn your alarm volume VERY high!
My husband snores. Unless you've been there, you won't understand the significance of this statement.
It really is miserable when you are a light sleeper and you are constantly denied sleep.
Thumping him only delayed the problem slightly, and gave him bruises. Anyway, it's not just him - the heating coming on early morning, the dog moving about in the night, rain or wind in the night - all these things and others were interrupting my sleep. Another solution was needed.
It was recommended that I try earplugs so I did. I tried many. A lot of them simply didn't do the trick, or were uncomfortable but I persevered. It helped, but not completely.
Then, when we were on a night flight, I was given a little flight pack which contained a pair of earplugs which I used. They worked so well for me that I kept the packet and looked them up when I got home.
They were the E.A.R. classic earplugs.
These earplugs, as you can see from the picture, are a very simple, cylindrical shaped foam plug. The consistency of the foam is just right - squishy and not too stiff but not too soft. The very soft ones just don't expand to fill your ear canal. Any stiffer and it would be too uncomfortable.
To use them, you roll them between your thumb and forefinger until you have a very thin cylinder. Then insert them into your ear, the trick is to push them right in so you have to have rolled them thin enough to do this. They quite quickly then expand to fill the ear and the result is an almost total shut out of sound, just like when you put your finger in your ear to 'seal off' any incoming soundwaves.
I find them comfortable, almost don't know they are there. I think the key reason for this is that they are shorter than a lot of the others I tried. The longer ones were too long and when I inserted them I found they tickled the inside of my ear - were they reaching my eardrum?
The difference is incredible. I can now sleep at night - usually the whole night through, which is a phenomenon for me. The only problem is making my alarm clock loud enough so that I can hear it to wake me up! I'm also not wild about being effectively sealed off from the world while I sleep but, on balance, this sacrifice is worth the gain. Being able to sleep all night has a profound and wonderful effect on daily life.
I buy the earplugs in a box of 250 packs with a pair in each pack. The box costs me around £25 and easily lasts me a couple of years. They are disposable but I re-use them, I get about 5 or 6 uses out of each pair. So that's at most 3p per night. Worth every penny.
I believe that these are the best selling earplugs around. I'm really not surprised.
Summary: Classics - the simplest are the best